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Statement of Mizzima on the release of political prisoners

Thousands of political prisoners, including journalists, were released by Myanmar’s military government on the occasion of the Thadingyut festival. Below is the statement of Mizzima News.

“The courage and struggle of Myanmar’s reporters must not be forgotten”

According to the tally of Reporters Without Borders, Myanmar’s military regime which grabbed power in February has arrested 100 professional journalists, at least 53 of which are still in prison.

Protesters run from the police after taking part in a demonstration against the military coup, in Yangon's Sanchaung township, Myanmar, 27 April 2021, STR/AFP via Getty Images

Journalists Htet Htet Khine and Sithu Aung Myint arrested in Myanmar

The journalists were arrested on 15 August by security forces in Myanmar. Sithu Aung Myint was charged with alleged spreading of ‘false news’ while Htet Htet Khine was charged with violating the Unlawful Associations Act for allegedly working for a banned radio station.